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“I Was Saved, Then Baptized”

by Berry Kercheville

https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Saved-then-Baptized.mp3 Berry Kercheville Most people I teach have been baptized. Some were sprinkled as infants, but the majority were immersed, sometimes more than once. However, of those who have been immersed, very few were immersed believing that God was cleansing or forgiving them of their sins at the point of immersion (Acts 2:38; 22:16). Instead, […]

Six Basic Reminders When Sharing the Gospel

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Basic-Reminders-for-Sharing-the-Gospel.mp3 Berry Kercheville Most of us have been aware of incidents in which opportunities to help someone come to God were ruined because of the approach used. Below are six basic principles that will help us avoid a bad teaching experience for those with spiritual needs. Begin in the beginning. We Christians are often so […]

The Victory of Death

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Victory-of-Death.mp3 Berry Kercheville Last week, I watched my mother of nearly 92 years take her final breaths. I could not help but be struck by the initial ugliness of the moment. I was reminded of the early years when she was young, strong, and vibrant. Now she was withered, her body weak, fragile, and wasted. […]

Boasting on the Day of the Lord

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Boasting.mp3 Berry Kercheville Listen to these words of Paul to the Corinthians: “For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understand and I hope you will fully understand–– just as you did partially understand us–– that on the day of the Lord Jesus you will boast of us as […]

I’m Bad at Evangelism

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Bad-at-Evangelism.mp3 Berry Kercheville Yes, I understand that sentiment! My feelings exactly. I have known very few that I would say were really good at talking to people about the Lord and getting them into a Bible study. For the first nine years I preached I watched my friend, Bernice Boyes, get Bible studies with people […]

Need New Contacts? Try a Meetup

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Meetup.mp3 Berry Kercheville Meetup.com provides an opportunity for people with hundreds of varied interests to gather and pursue the things they have in common. However, not so common is a Meetup in which participants share their interests in the scriptures. Meetups can work well in large metropolitan areas, and especially near colleges. I travel 30 […]

For All Who Question Their Salvation

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Questioning-Salvation.mp3 Berry Kercheville Have you ever longed to sit quietly in God’s throne room and listen in on a conversation between the Father and the Son? The wonder of the opportunity is beyond our imagination. And yet, Isaiah 49 gives us that very opportunity. As we step into the room, the Father and the Messiah […]

The Story of a Broken Covenant

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Broken-Covenant.mp3 Berry Kercheville Less than two months after Israel left Egypt they arrived at the mountain of God. Their deliverance and the sight of the bodies of the Egyptian army still fresh on their mind, they trembled as the mountain quaked and God spoke out of smoke and fire uttering his covenantal commandments. “I am […]

Where Are the Holes in Your Jigsaw Puzzle?

by Berry Kercheville

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Jigsaw-Puzzle.mp3 Berry Kercheville 2 Timothy 3:14-17  “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is […]

Reading Mark through Isaiah’s Eyes

by Berry Kercheville

Berry Kercheville Each Gospel account has a different message, written for a different purpose, and to a different audience. Each uses a unique style. Though it may seem their information overlaps, in truth they record the incidents in Jesus’ life differently and in different contexts in order to reveal a unique side of the work […]